Mobile, Alabama is home to some great entertainers. Not just yours truly. Talented musicians and bands experiment with a diverse range of musical genres. Styles range from country and rock and roll cover bands to original soul, hip-hop, and urban styles to original rock, jazz, blues, and contemporary easy listening.
My boss at my “day-gig” introduced me to “Mob Towne Revival” a local group growing in popularity along the Gulf Coast. As it happens, many of the members of the band grew up in his neighborhood.
From their website comes this apt description.
Swelling with Gulf Coast pride, Mob Towne Revival hails from Mobile, Alabama. The city’s central location along the Third Coast comes through in the music. The band has played in support of such acts as the soulful Laura Reed and Deep Pocket, John Popper, and for hip-hop artists like Gift of Gab, Nappy Roots, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
MTR combines the sultriness of humid Delta blues, the vibe of hip-hop lyricists, the soul of the New Orleans’ funk scene, and the wild festivities of a Mardi Gras parade. The sound is big. The grooves are contagious & you will be shaking and baking when we hit the stage. MTR has rocked crowds across the Gulf Coast, headlining local staples Soul Kitchen and the Alabama Music Box consistently and earning spots in regional festivals.
Their latest release from Repossessed Studios is also relevant to this blogger’s “day-gig”. The video even features scenes and venues from Mobile, Alabama. Mob Towne Revival represents “The Mob Town” with some great footage as well as their performance. Consider this your “Saturday Diversion”